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gene product

The biochemical material–either RNA or amino acid sequences–polypeptides or proteins expressed by a gene; the amount of GP indicates how active a gene is; abnormal amounts can be correlated with disease-causing alleles. See Gene, Gene expression, Protein, RNA.

gene product

the product resulting from the expression of a gene. This can be a PROTEIN or type of RNA, for example RIBOSOMAL RNA. The amount of product will depend on the activity of that gene.

Patient discussion about gene product

Q. I get about 190 grams of protein a day. Is that too much protein? Have you ever seen a guy living only for food? No? Here I am. I get about 190 grams of protein a day. Is that too much protein? My weight is 183 pounds.

A. this is a good amount, just make sure that you get the majority of it from real foods and not from powders and bars.

Q. Does the cooking have a negative effect on the protein content of the food? I have heard that high temperatures cooking breaks the protein, so does the cooking have a negative effect on the protein content of the food?

A. Yes. Proteins can be denatured by heat, but only when the protein structure is delicate or is exposed to extremely high temperatures for long time. You must remember that breaking of protein is the physical-chemical process where the physical or chemical structure of a protein is rearranged. So cooking will not reduce on the nutritive value of the food until it’s cooked at cooking temperatures.

Q. Is it true that Casein protein can cause Cancer, or is harmful to the human body? Someone left a comment on my blog about Casein protein being bad for the body and that it could lead to Cancer. Is this true?

A. I am not familiar with such information, Casein is a protein that is found in large amounts in breastmilk and milk products replacements for babies and as far as I know it has no such affect.

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The disorder is caused by transcriptional shutdown in neurons of the FMR1 gene product, the Fragile X mental retardation protein.
Elemental sulfur is probably generated in the clams from [H.sub.2]S by the sqr gene product and/or from thiosulfate and [H.sub.2]S by the SOX-CD system (Friedrich et al., 2001; Nakagawa and Takai, 2008).
Its role in the development of CML is confirmed, and a therapy (Imatinib) directed against the gene product (Tyrosine kinase) has revolutionized the treatment of CML.
On the other hand, delivering the TAZ gene product to diseased tissue in the laboratory corrected the contractile defect, creating the first tissue-based model of correction of a genetic heart disease.
The topic for the GO is genes and gene products such as transcripts, proteins, or RNAs that are described in three related subontologies (also called namespaces), Biological Process, the broad biological system in which a gene product is involved; Molecular Function, the specific role a gene product has or potentially has within a Biological Process; and Cellular Component, the location in a cell where the gene product performs its Molecular Function.
With these understandings, we propose in this paper to represent a gene product using a vector that is composed of information contents of GO terms annotated for the product in the gene ontology.
When immunohistochemistry shows absence of an MMR gene product, the patient is offered germline genetic testing for that specific gene.
In the case of gene and gene product patenting, I believe that the controversy lies in the scope of claims.
The key is epigenetics, the process by which environmental factors influence the regulation of genes - turning some on, others off, or bumping production of a gene product up or down.
Next, to confirm whether the yaeM gene product (YaeM) was in fact responsible for MEP formation, we constructed a plasmid that would overexpress YaeM in cells.
"Our lysate products provide scientists with access to a reliable off-the-shelf benchmark against which they can perform their analyses, and are ideally suited to serve as the reference points necessary for researchers to verify 'sternness' as well as to determine if they are looking at a cell, a gene or the gene product of a true, homogenous stem cell state, or of a more mature differentiated state."
"Our lysate products provide scientists with access to a reliable off-the-shelf benchmark against which they can perform their analyses, and are ideally suited to serve as the reference points necessary for researchers to verify 'stemness' as well as to determine if they are looking at a cell, a gene or the gene product of a true, homogenous stem cell state, or of a more mature differentiated state."